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Mission Health has entered into a new agreement with insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to rejoin the Blue Cross NC networks.
Both the parties have reached an agreement on the mutual goal of ensuring that the people of Western North Carolina receive the affordable, quality health care, according to a joint statement.
The new contract, which has been under negotiation since Mission Health’s contract termination on Oct. 5, means that Blue Cross NC customers can resume receiving care at Mission Health facilities and with Mission Health providers on an in-network basis as of Dec. 15. Services and provider visits until then will generally be considered out-of-network, it said.
"We are firmly committed to ensuring that our customers have access to high-quality, more affordable health care," said Patrick Conway, president and CEO of Blue Cross NC. "We are glad that Mission Health has partnered with us to achieve this goal."
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